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, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
, in washington, there are new revelations of a split within the obama administration about what should be done about the conflict. ray suarez reports. >> suarez: it was a short moment in a long hearing devoted to another topic, and it yielded a surprising set of answers from defense secretary leon panetta, and the joint chiefs chairman, general martin dempsey. arizona republican john mccain asked about a report that president obama rejected a proposal to arm syrian rebels last summer. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state... then secretary of state clinton and then head of c.i.a. general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that. >> we did. >> suarez: so far, the president's judgment has been that things won't get better with american arms. instead, he's warned the weapons might fall into the hands of extremist elements, a concern reiterated today by the new secretary of state, who was asked about the deliberations last year. >> i don't know what the discussions were in the white house and i'm not
abroad. in response, top officials in the obama administration argued their actions are justified and legal. >> primary concern is to keep the american people safe, now do so in a way that's consistent with our laws and our values. >> ifill: attorney general eric holder today defended the justice department's rationale for authorizing the killings of americans overseas. >> we are -- we have as a basis for action that we take a congressional statute that allows us to operate against al qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or not only in afghanistan but in other parts of the world. we say that we only take these kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and when we are confident that we're doing so in a they's consistent with a federal international law. >> ifill: nbc news obtained a 16-page justice department white paper apparently prepared for congressional committees last summer that describes the obama administration's legal reasoning the document said a lethal operation is legal if it targets a senior operational leader of al q
of drones continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisis was under way in an underground bunker, authorities had a birds eye view, an unarmed, remote control drone. but there's a growing backlash to the use of similar devices by law enforcement agencies. this week, virginia lawmakers passed what would be the nation's first restrictions on drones. and today in the florida senate, a ban on drones advanced. >> my view is that the government works for us. the government is there to serve us, to protect us. >> reporter: from california to maine, officials in at least 11 states are considering various restrictions. according to governmen
administration between president obama, joe biden, secretary of state john kerry, potential secretary of defense chuck hagel i would argue, is the most pro iran engagement u.s. national security cabinet since the 1979 revolution. this is an administration which desperately does want to do a deal with iran to diffuse the nuclear issue and to gradually reduce our footprint in the middle east. they certainly don't want to the go to war. and i'm not sure if ayatollah khamenei understands this is going to be the best deal he's going to get from the united states. >> suarez:. >> brown: well, the demands for the u.s. and others seems fairly clear and the push for sanctions go on. the iranians say they want the sanctions lifted first. so have you heard anything that suggests it's a sort of vicious cycle in that regard? >> this has also been a perennial challenge that synchronizing negotiations, who makes the first overture, but it's not within the realm of possibilities that the u.s. congress or president obama is going to remove sanctions before the negotiations start and i do see the two sides still b
background stand up and say, "this time it's got to be different." >> ifill: the obama administration has been working to build on public outrage sparked by the mass shooting in newtown connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. ♪ for purple mountain majesty ♪ above... >> ifill: echos of that crime were still in the air last night at the super bowl where the sandy hook elementary school chorus sang "america the beautiful" before kick-off. and a super bowl ad paid for by mayors against illegal guns, a gun-control group, financed by new york mayor michael bloomberg, appealed for background checks for gun buyers. it featured a child narrator and video of national rifle association leader wayne lapierre from 1999. >> the n.r.a. once supported background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> ifill: the 30-second spot aired on the cbs affiliate that serves washington d.c., but lapeer air repeated yesterday the n.r.a. no longer supports universal checks. >> it's a
. >> ifill: president obama made his latest cabinet selection today, but the senior ranks of his administration are still depleted as his second term begins. >> sally has spent the majority of her career outside of washington-- where, i might, add the majority of our interior is located... ( laughter ) she is an expert on the energy and climate issues that are going to shape our future. >> ifill: sally jewell, c.e.o. of the outdoor recreation company, r.e.i., is president and so saying, president obama's pick for interior secretary, succeeding former colorado senator ken salazar. unlike other cabinet members, jewell comes to the job entirely without washington experience. with a background in business and as an oil industry engineer, and said she is humbled by the opportunity. >> i have a great job at r.e.i. today, but there's no role that compares, than the call to serve my country as secretary of the department of interior. >> ifill: jewell is only the fourth public announced nominee to fill seven second-term to fill 11 second-term cabinet vacancies. the major departures so far
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